Fish Ladder

Just below the culvert at the corner of Woodruff road and the Sooke Highway #14 a small dam had been built across the stream. This had been constructed apparently many years ago to supply water to a home just downstream. Fish could probably jump this structure but at almost one meter in height was no doubt difficult and at lower water times impossible. Rather than remove the dam, which was now creating a large pool above it, it was decided to build a fish ladder incorporating the dam as the last jump.

Low or no water flow times

This was completed in the summer of 1994. To date we have seen increased numbers of spawning trout above this area indicating that more fish are able to move through here.

Normal water flows

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